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asterism Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Jul 31st 2020 at 5:45:22 PM

Rise with her massive boner for Narukami, you mean?

Weight of the World - Prelude
Smasher Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Jul 31st 2020 at 5:49:30 PM

Plus she says "If looks could kill" whenever Yukiko does well in battle. She also ships Kanji x Naoto. (So does Yukiko)

Edited by Smasher on Jul 31st 2020 at 9:19:34 AM

HandsomeRob High Priest of the Holey Brotherhood! from Holey Brotherhood Lair Relationship Status: My elf kissing days are over
High Priest of the Holey Brotherhood!
Jul 31st 2020 at 5:50:15 PM

Well, I asked.

I don't know how I forgot that she's super MC-sexual.

Read this post for my theory
Nikkolas from Texas Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Jul 31st 2020 at 5:56:37 PM

Also I totally forgot about this scene. Or I think I just went with the guys so it didn't happen. I hear it's nearly identical with all the girls but I'm a Yukiko man.

https://youtu.be/j_S_Pyxvtv8?t=465

Sex on the brain with every one of them, even Naoto.

Smasher Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Jul 31st 2020 at 6:00:33 PM

There's nothing else to do in Inaba compared to Tokyo.

Edited by Smasher on Jul 31st 2020 at 9:02:18 AM

Weirdguy149 The nugget king from Kindergarten Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
The nugget king
Jul 31st 2020 at 6:02:06 PM

As someone who lives in a small town like Inaba, nah. There's other stuff to do like driving to the nearest city and random small jobs.

Nugget is cooler than you all.
Kagamikazuto Kazuto from NC Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Kazuto
Jul 31st 2020 at 6:21:29 PM

"Unless you're Yukiko." What's that mean?

Can't think of one.
RodimusMinor Professional Complainer
Professional Complainer
Jul 31st 2020 at 6:24:32 PM

My only recollection of Yukiko is that the resolution to her story is doing exactly what society asks of her because it's actually the best thing for her.

She doesn't leave much of an impression once the team starts filling out.

How do I hold all these avatars?
slimcoder To Punish and Enslave
To Punish and Enslave
Jul 31st 2020 at 6:25:20 PM

The girl is a fucking hyena.

Once you get her laughing she won’t stop

"Autobots, foul Autobots, here we come. Let our long war resume—and let it end here."
Weirdguy149 The nugget king from Kindergarten Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
The nugget king
Jul 31st 2020 at 6:43:15 PM

Yukiko never really has any sexual issues unlike the rest of the Investigation Team.

Nugget is cooler than you all.
Nikkolas from Texas Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Jul 31st 2020 at 6:47:51 PM

Her mind instantly goes to sex when you ask her "the futon/couch/floor good with you?" in your final romantic S Link with her.

Admittedly, that just shows she has a functioning brain....

And Yukiko's S Link is just like he dungeon, about growing up and realizing she has everything she needs already. She doesn't need to play at rebellion.

RodimusMinor Professional Complainer
Professional Complainer
Jul 31st 2020 at 6:51:10 PM

That she ended up "playing at rebellion" instead of having legitimate grievances with the expectations placed upon her is my issue.

How do I hold all these avatars?
Smasher Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Jul 31st 2020 at 6:52:35 PM

Don't forget when she slapped Yosuke for offering private lessons. She claims she did it because a lot of perverts were staying at the inn, but she's the real pervert.

slimcoder To Punish and Enslave
To Punish and Enslave
Jul 31st 2020 at 6:54:02 PM

Her mind her just immediately there.

She’s totally in the gutter.

"Autobots, foul Autobots, here we come. Let our long war resume—and let it end here."
HandsomeRob High Priest of the Holey Brotherhood! from Holey Brotherhood Lair Relationship Status: My elf kissing days are over
High Priest of the Holey Brotherhood!
Jul 31st 2020 at 7:06:29 PM

[up][up]and[up]

To be fair, it is Yosuke. While I'd give most people the benefit of the doubt, it's always fair to assume he's being an asshole even when he's being sincere.

Hell, I know he was being sincere and I'm still ok with her slapping him.tongue

All jokes aside, yeah Princess Yuki's got a dirty mind, if her shadow is anything to go by.

Read this post for my theory
Weirdguy149 The nugget king from Kindergarten Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
The nugget king
Jul 31st 2020 at 7:11:54 PM

Alright, fair enough then.

On an entirely different topic altogether, let's talk about some Persona 5 Royal stuff that I hardly ever see around these parts. What's your favorite Showtime? For me, it has to be Ryuji/Yusuke because I love the bro comedy edge that you don't really see working anywhere else.

Nugget is cooler than you all.
Kagamikazuto Kazuto from NC Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Kazuto
Jul 31st 2020 at 7:14:48 PM

I like Joker and Kasumi's Showtime especially the end.

Can't think of one.
RedHunter543 Nothing is absolute. Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Nothing is absolute.
Jul 31st 2020 at 7:19:01 PM

Joker and Akechi's showtime.

I love a good enemy mine.

HandsomeRob High Priest of the Holey Brotherhood! from Holey Brotherhood Lair Relationship Status: My elf kissing days are over
High Priest of the Holey Brotherhood!
Jul 31st 2020 at 7:19:18 PM

I get a kick out of Makoto and Haru's.

They aren't the ones I expected a pro-wrestling reference from. They beat Aerith to being the first ones to hit someone with a chair.

Read this post for my theory
Smasher Relationship Status: Seeking boyfriend-free girl
Jul 31st 2020 at 7:39:33 PM

Yusuke and Ryuji.

Yumil Mad Archivist
Mad Archivist
Aug 1st 2020 at 1:28:35 AM

I liked Yukiko's laughing fits because I have a friend who somtimes does that and it's exactly as weird and communicative as the game presents it, so she was a surprisingly grounded character for most of the game.

Favorite showtime is probably makoto/ryuji.

"when you stare too long into the abyss, Xehanort takes advantage of the distraction to break into your house and steal all your shit."
Cosplaythief Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
Aug 1st 2020 at 3:30:08 AM

Showtimes have two versions right? I remember seeing a different version of the Ryuji/Makoto and Morgana/Ann one at least once and then it never happened again.

Haven't seen a different version of the Ryuji/Yusuke one though.

Yumil Mad Archivist
Mad Archivist
Aug 1st 2020 at 3:41:02 AM

I think there's a variant for bosses, yeah.

"when you stare too long into the abyss, Xehanort takes advantage of the distraction to break into your house and steal all your shit."
Nikkolas from Texas Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Aug 1st 2020 at 5:51:42 AM

Yukiko's voice is so good. I knew Amanda Win-Lee ruled but I had forgotten how she gives Yukiko this breathy, almost nasally voice. Maybe nasally isn't he right word but it's like she exhales a little out of her nose when she finishes a sentence and it makes everything she says sound bashful and adorable. It's ag reat touch.

Let's talk about the miracle of the character of Nanako Dojima.

This is my proof for why Persona 4 is one of the greatest video game of all time. In spite of all of us being jaded, cynical bastards, Nanako managed to work. They wrote Nanako well enough that this intensely cute and "don't you just love her" character became beloved instead of making us all shake our old man fists in fury. "Make me feel something for this child, will you? Well I refuse!" And it's not like P4 can really succeed in spite of Nanako. I can't say this opinion doesn't exist somewhere but "i loved P4 but hated Nanako" is an opinion I've never encountered and I don't understand how it might even be possible given her centrality to the game. Saying you liked the game but hated Nanako is like saying I liked the game but hated Social Links and the 1 More system and randomized dungeons and silent protagonists. Just incompatible views to my mind.

One misstep in her writing and people woulda turned on her and the game as a whole in a heartbeat and denounced it as the worst anime trash of all time.

That ending line, the game asking you "go home and prepare to leave Yes/No" is the dividing line between the true ending and good ending, right? You select Yes and you just miss out on the final dungeon and everything?

That's some garbage, not gonna lie. If I hadn't heard about this years and years before I actually played P 4 G I probably wouldn't have even been aware there was a true ending and that was the cutoff point. To this daythere are videos on YT with The Almighty listed as the final boss theme.

So Namatame was Despair, Adachi Emptiness and Yu Hope?

I wanna talk about Adachi for a sec. Somebody on Reddit summed up Adachi's motivation as "Lol I was bored." It reminded me of this Light Yagami picture. People always compared Akechi to Light but I think Adachi is a better comparison. They both, for example, can be summed up as "I was bored" but there is a lot more to it than that. I don't think Adachi's Jester act ever really changed, even when he was unmasked. His laughing and cackling about the end of the world was more of him just trying to cover up how empty he felt inside. From his S Link before the reveal and after, he's a very sad, miserable man. The True Ending is probably better and happier for him than the Accomplice route.

Moving on, I wanna talk about Teddie. Persona 4 received the highest of praise for years and years before I played it myself. Yet that praise always came with a sort of shameful addendum. "Best Game Ever. The characters are so great. ...and then there's Teddie." He was the giant pimple on the nose of the Prom King/Queen. But he's a pretty great character, I thought. I paid more attention to him and Naoto this run than I did originally and I found him incredibly endearing and interesting. We all know about Yos-Gay and his possible homosexuality or bisexuality could easily explain his hyper "look how straight I am guys!" But a lot of that seems to fade away when Teddie shows up in this world. The guy who was so worried about Kanji in the tent asks a beautiful boy to move in with him. A beautiful boy who is not afraid to give other boys big smooches. My point is more that Teddie's "pervertedness" doesn't bother me for a couple reasons. One is just that he's copying Yosuke and a lot of teenage boys in "look how much I like girls." Only he's doing it because that's "just how boys act" in his mind now instead of Yosuke's macho facade. That leads to my second point which is that Teddie is incredibly innocent and immature. He can dress up like Alice and strut his stuff with no shame or regret because he's not bound up in human teenager macho bullshit. He's actually quite reflective of the game's main message in this regard as he was molded and shaped by his bonds with others but he never stops being a unique individual. He is not just a 1:1 copy of Yosukeor Yu or Kanji, some of who they are just rubbed off on making him who he is but he's still just a babby trying to find his way in this new world.

That's totally not the same voice-actress for Sayoko in the ending segment with all your S Links helping you against Izanami. I'm pretty sure Sayoko was Wendee Lee and this lady sounds totally different.

And now I have finished the game. Won at Level 76. Or 75. I forget which. A decent struggle but I won on my first attempt. Thank you game for the armor that gives the girls +100 HP and me and Teddie +100 SP. The ending itself was really damned good because the characters are all the best and I love them with all my being. But no, Izanami still fucking sucks and Adachi and Ameno-sagiri were way better final bosses.

Edited by Nikkolas on Aug 1st 2020 at 6:04:02 AM

Weirdguy149 The nugget king from Kindergarten Relationship Status: I'd jump in front of a train for ya!
The nugget king
Aug 1st 2020 at 6:09:49 AM

About Adachi vs Light, you get the feeling that both of them would be entirely normal guys if they didn't find out about the supernatural parts of their setting: the Death Note for Light and the TV world for Adachi.

Edited by Weirdguy149 on Aug 1st 2020 at 9:10:04 AM

Nugget is cooler than you all.

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